City of Columbia to Distribute Masks to Citizens Starting Monday June 29th

Staff Report

Monday, June 29th, 2020

The City of Columbia will be providing masks to citizens at several locations throughout the City, while supplies last.

Businesses are responsible for providing masks to their employees, and/or customers and clients if they choose. Issuance of masks are available to those considered to be at high risk based on CDC guidance and those in vulnerable populations within the City limits.

Citizens will be able to receive up to two masks per person or five masks per family. Masks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at one of the designated City of Columbia distribution sites.  For information on locations and times of operation please visit the Resilient Columbia microsite at https://resilient.columbiasc.gov 

Masks are available while supplies last. Citizens that have the ability to purchase their own masks are encouraged to do so. Citizens can make their own masks by following the CDC’s guidance on making cloth face coverings and can find additional information by visiting the following CDC website.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-make-cloth-face-covering.html.

The distribution of masks will begin on Monday, June 29, 2020 and will end on Friday, July 10, 2020. Please review below the identified sites, dates and times for the mask distribution schedule.

Identified Sites:  Busby Street Community Center

                             1735 Busby Street

                             Hampton Park Neighborhood Center

                             1117 Brandon Avenue

                             S. Edisto Neighborhood Center

                             1914 Wiley Street

                             Earlewood Community Center

                             1113 Recreation Drive

Distribution Schedule 

June 29, 2020

MONDAY 

          Busby Street Community Center          9:00 am – 12:00 pm

          Hampton Park Neighborhood Center    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

          S. Edisto Neighborhood Center            1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

          Earlewood Community Center             1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

July 1, 2020

WEDNESDAY

          Busby Street Community Center          9:00 am – 12:00 pm

          Hampton Park Neighborhood Center    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

          S. Edisto Neighborhood Center            1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

          Earlewood Community Center             1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

July 2, 2020

THURSDAY

          Busby Street Community Center          9:00 am – 12:00 pm

          Hampton Park Neighborhood Center    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

          S. Edisto Neighborhood Center            1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

          Earlewood Community Center             1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

July 6, 2020

MONDAY 

          Busby Street Community Center          9:00 am – 12:00 pm

          Hampton Park Neighborhood Center    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

          S. Edisto Neighborhood Center            1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

          Earlewood Community Center             1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

July 8, 2020

WEDNESDAY

          Busby Street Community Center          9:00 am – 12:00 pm

          Hampton Park Neighborhood Center    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

          S. Edisto Neighborhood Center            1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

          Earlewood Community Center             1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

July 10, 2020

FRIDAY

          Busby Street Community Center          9:00 am – 12:00 pm

          Hampton Park Neighborhood Center    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

          S. Edisto Neighborhood Center            1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

          Earlewood Community Center             1:00 pm – 4:00 pm